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a better school. it also led in part to the landmark civil rights place -- decision, brown vs. board of education. my grandmother and her sisters realized early on that education was important for their survival. their unshakeable persistence and unflinching sacrifice led them to better lives. not only did they had -- have to do with racism but the belief that a woman's place was in the home and in this case on the farm doing the chores like cooking, cleaning, milking the cow and cutting wood. this is the 1930's. you have to cut wood for everything. as i mentioned earlier prince edward county was not interested in educating colored children but my grandmother and her sisters were persistent and found a school in the neighboring county of appomattox which was down the street from the courthouse where general robert e. lee surrendered to general ulysses s. grant that ended the civil war. once they found that school that had the next calabash task of convincing their father they should go to school. and the way they convinced him was by saying we will take care of the chores on the farm
filibuster in opposition to the civil rights act of 1957 and his movement from the democrat to the republican party in 1964. this is about 45 minutes. >> i want to talk to you today about my book, "strom thurmond's america" and i want to begin by telling you a story, a strom thurmond story and when you go and you do research in south carolina and you go into the archives to see what you are interested in about, you tell them strom thurmond and they say let me tell you my story about strom thurmond. that time they did something for him or they time they saw him do something crazy. my story about strom thurmond begins in late july, 1992 and i am on a flight from washington d.c. to charlotte, north carolina. i had been an internet intern that summer off on capitol hill and one of my regrets of the summer was that i had never seen strom thurmond because all of my fellow mentor said you have got to see strom thurmond. he such an unusual appearance about him and i did not know what they meant really. but i had my suspicions. so i'm on the flight and i look ahead in front of me and i see a man who h
. >> former city councilman turned civil rights activist is a felon of tax evasion and he makes no bones about it. >> i have been strip offed my right to vote and hold public office. now he's fighting to getel felonsget felonsand convicted felons in the lawsuit. he's asking the judge to rule on his argument that the felon disenfranchisement is unconstitutional in virginia. >> so what that means is that every person, even in prison will have their rights restored. >> cenk: so it's an interesting point. finally on the issue of civil rights here. a lot of people argue that our incarceration of african-americans is a new form of jim crow. is this a way of disenfranchising by another name. >> there is no question. i've written a book on this in some length. there is no question. even though african-americans and whites have about the same level of drug use and drug selling overwhelmingly it's african-americans who are prosecutorprosecutorred, who get these long sentences and then when they come out, there is a connection between civil rights and felony disenfranchisement. how can we allow to get ri
they are at a disadvantage, i completely agree with kleiza rice that the civil rights issue of our day is school choice and the disaster of the public schools, it is a universal law of nature that everything run by the government will become worse and more expensive over time. everything that is sold on the private market will become better and less expensive over time. like flat screen tv's, cell phones. versus the post office, public schools, and amtrak food service. and by the way, our entire health care is now going to be put in the hands -- in the capable hands of the federal government. >> one more school thing. also from "the new york times." >> i disagree. >> you may not. four decades after clashes, bottom of the again debates school busing. nearly four decades after the city was convulsed by violence over court-ordered segregation, boston is working to reduce its reliance on busing at a school system now made up of largely minority students. although court-ordered busing ended more than two decades ago, only 13% of students in boston, 13% in the public schools, today are white. and the school
against violence and rape, for equal pay and educational opportunities. on behalf of civil rights and women's rights. we've shown a bright light on women's rights from the powerful economic interest that profit at women's expense to the relishes fundamentalist. in the fall issue of "ms.," we celebrate these 40 years of impactful reporting. from the very first issue, with the abortion petition signed by 53 prominent women who had abortions when they were illegal to repeal our abortion laws. nearly 15 years before anita hill's fame mouse testimony. to our ground beaking reporting that defined genital mutilation as an international crime against women. to our 1996 look inside the taliban's regime before most of the media had even noticed right up to our 2011 story declaring rape is rape in which we revealed the f.b.i.'s 80-year-old definition of rape under counted rapes in this country by hundreds of thousands every year. that was part of a larger feminist campaign and kicked off a fire storm resulting in 140,000 e-mails and letters to the f.b.i. and attorney general demanding the de
of republicans pushing civil rights legislation, antipole tax legislation, anti-link legislation. public accommodations legislation with the democrats constantly blocking, blocking, blocking and the tricks they use these were liberal democrats. they weren't conservative democrats. you just become so frustrated that i think nixon was absolutely right. you can hear the frustration in the speeches he gave about it he said the building trades have been given long enough to -- to -- to voluntarily integrate their work forces. if they're going -- i've had it now. if they refuse to hire black people, we're going to get results now. so i supported it back then i think he was right. >> let me just add one other person's thought on affirmative action and get your response and then we'll start taking calls. this is a piece in the "new york times" this morning by a gentleman by the name of thomas eppenshade. no longer separate equal race in college, an elite college admission and college life he's the professor in [ indiscernible ] he believes affirmative action is beneficial but doesn't believe the
for black civil rights. it was about american rights, about human rights, about the rights of the citizen of this nation. as i got older, they reminded me of the clear truth. there were blacks, whites, latinos and asians. there were a gay folks and street books all marching for justice in america. they told me that you need to remember this from the beaches of normandy were there were black folks and white folks and gay folks. you need to remember this. when people were fighting to expand, it everybody involved. we knew we were all in it together. deep and real african proper was true. if you want to go fast you go alone, if you want to go far you go to together. so now it is time we go together. the dream of america is still just as urgent. this is still just as real. we are not finished with this nation yet. the word of our founders, liberty and justice for all, are still as operational as long as there is a person in this country that does not enjoy the same rights as their brother or their sister when it comes to voting rights, when it comes to marriage rights, when it comes to civil
. this was the birthplace of nationwide boycotts, strikes, by the labor and civil rights leader from 1971 until his death in 1993. his office just as he left it is now a museum and the rose garden is chavez's final resting place. >> what do you think cesar would have said about this today? >> don't stop. we haven't finished. keep on going. work harder to accomplish more. >> the cause chavez fought for, warm worker rights and human dignity lives on. in keen, cbs 5. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney's performance in last week's debate has given him a big bounce right past the president in one new national poll. a research survey out this afternoon gives the republican nominee a 4 point edge among likely voters. president obama had an 8 point lead in that same poll three weeks ago. romney gained ground in a couple key demographics. the pew poll shows he pulled even with the president among women voters. erasing an 18 point obama lead going into the debate. and the republican nominee is also doing better with younger voters. his popularity with the under 30 crowd jumped 10 percentage points in the days following
to -- a crisis, that's now to the point of a civil right's crisis. >> a spokesman did not return calls for comment to news 4. prince george's county say they're aware of the issues and have given the management group until october 20th to get them fixed. >> it looks like a national's fan and investigators say the actions were very criminal tonight. the f.b.i. is asking for help. police say he held up the t.d. bank last friday. after the hold-up, the robert went out and hailed a taxi. >> for the first time ever, a person can pick up an hiv test in local drugstores. it costs about $40. people swab their mouths and you can get results in about 20 minutes. doctors are hoping the tests will encourage more people to check for hiv. but others say the price tag is too steep for low-income americans. >> it allows you to find out if they want to click on a special want button. people can see the wanted items and go to those online stores to buy them. so far, facebook is working with seven retailers including pottery barn and victoria secret. a qvc host didn't miss a beat in an on-air red action.
who became a civil rights champion and founded the united farm workers union. >> every time somebody's son or daughter comes and learns about the history of this movement, i want them to know that our journey is never hopeless. our work is never done. i want them to remember that true courage is revealed when the night is darkest and the resistance is strongest and we somehow find it in ourselves to stand up for what we believe in. >> after paying his respects to the widow of chavez, the president flew off to san francisco for a round of campaign events. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in virginia again today, in a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute, he continued to blast president obama's leadership in the middle east, and offered his own view. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of the al qaeda affiliates, it's clear t
, as the number of briefs that outline for a higher education, business officials, civil rights groups, that outlined support for the use of race at the university of texas, briefs that are in opposition. but broader public opinion, it appears only about a quarter of the u.s. population supports the idea of racial preferences in college admissions. by contrast, in the second set of figures, the blues set of figures, there is broad support among the same set of voters for preference in college admissions based on income. given these results, it is not surprising that ward connerly, who will be on the panel, has been extremely successful in his efforts to ban affirmative action based on race in a number of states. so far, the efforts are 546. -- five for six. five out of six times, voters, when given the option, have said we should and the option of racial affirmative action at colleges and public employment, including blue states like california, michigan, and washington. the second major problem facing affirmative-action, of course, is the legal issue, which will be joined in the fishe
york mercantile exchange, civil right attorney mya wiley. attorney raul ruiz and a contributor to "the nation" magazine. thank you for being here. let me ask a question, does 7.8% wipe away wednesday night's performance? is that news story over? >> the debates will have the big impact some are predicting. there's post-debate, you know, euphoria for romney supporters and probably a little bit too much concern for obama supporters. the reality is those numbers help obama tremendously. at the same time, obama has the opportunity now to come back and do what he did the very next day. i think that was a key day for him. >> if he had that sort of debate performance and then we'd gotten job numbers that had us stuck at 8.2, then you start talking about a crisis at that point for the campaign. >> we have a chance to make it a much bigger story, precisely because the republicans have been so nice to us and delivered, for example, jack welch. the numbers were entirely fixed. he's been chimed in this morning by steve forbes, also said these have been fixed numbers. they intended for them to go do
. >> on that one? on the issue of civil rights? >> i will absolutely differ from my party. i am pro-choice candidate, i believe in equal rights for all. i would have voted to repeal don't ask, don't tell. i don't think we should have discrimination in the military, the workplace or anywhere. >> our next question is to mr. murphy. >> knowing that voters form their opinions based on political ads, how can you justify airing ads that in some cases have been determined by fact checkers to be misleading, confusing, and downright inaccurate? >> the ads that you see on tv for me right now are me in my kitchen talking to voters directly about the differences between me and linda mcmahon on critical issues. i support a middle-class tax cut. when the mcmahon includes a tax cut for the very wealthy. when history is standing up for the people in the state, whether it's taking homeless veterans of the street and giving them housing or fighting for the most vulnerable and the roof over their head because of a disability or mental illness. linda mcmahon has used her job a very different way, going
. in a "there was a country," ch right about civil war. and larry bowman in at the sumwalt writes about how wrong -- admiral zumwalt. look for these titles in bookstores this coming week and watch for the authors in the near future on both tv and at booktv.org. >> this month as the president of candidates debate, we are asking middle and high school students to send a message to the president as part of the studentcam video competition. in a short video, students will answer the question what the most important issue is in the campaign for 2013. it is open for students' grades 6-12. for complete details and rules, go online to studentcam.org. >> washington journal continues. host: in the segment we will talk about variety. our guest, melanie eversley joins us from new york. welcome. guest: thank you. host: we invited to specifically to talk about what has been happening in pennsylvania. what happened in that state concerning voter i.d.? guest: essentially, pennsylvania was a number of of states -- was one of a number of states across the country attempting to pass legislation that would req
. >>> president obama's in california attending fund-raisers and honoring the late labor and civil rights actist cesar chavez. our white house correspondent dan lothian is traveling with the president right now. what's the latest areaction coming from the obama campaign? >> reporter: first of all, the president himself has not reacted to that speech by mitt romney. but last night at a major fund-raiser in los angeles, he was flexing his foreign policy muscles right off the top of his remarks, he was talking about how he ended the war in iraq, how he's winding down the war in afghanistan, how he's gone after terrorists, how he got osama bin laden. those are just some examples, says his campaign, of strong leadership. as president obama honored civil rights icon cesar chavez -- >> the movement he helped to lead was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same. >> reporter: his campaign worked to shred gop nominee mitt romney's foreign policy chops, rolling out this hard-hitting web ad reminding voters of what they called stumbles on the world s
at the tacoma, glenmont, u street and georgia avenue stations. several civil rights organizations are planning counter-ads. >>> a former cincinnati bengals cheerleader who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old will not go to jail. sarah jones taught at the school where that teen attends and she has since agreed never to apply for another teaching job again. jones walked out of the courtroom actually hand in hand with that teenager. she's now working as a legal secretary. >>> the washington nationals are preparing for their first home playoff game after taking one on the chin in st. louis. jordan zimmerman got the start yesterday despite being 0-5 against the cards in the regular season. his bad luck against st. louis continued in the post season. zimmerman only lasted three innings giving up seven hits and five runs. the nats shuffled out seven different pitchers. as a group they gave up 12 runs. the cardinals crushed the nats 12-4. the series is at one game a piece. >> they got a split away from home and come home. do it in front of the home crowd instead. >>> encouraging news for the red
other political ends as i describe, it was always republicans pushing civil rights legislation, being blocked by democrats for five minutes in 1964 democrats pretended to care about black people, and then they just started slapping the civil rights label on causes having nothing to do with black people and, in fact, often opposed to black people. megyn: in today's day and age, i think the assumption is that democratic policies are better for blacks -- [laughter] because they believe in affirmative action, and today believe in sort of a hand up, and a lot of blacks are struggling in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods. and they believe democrats are empathetic to that situation. that's the line. >> that is certainly the line, and it is absolutely untrue. i mean, four years of obama there was an article going around yesterday on the drudge report that four years of obama has virtually wiped out the black middle class. that's just the economic point. never be fooled into thinking that what democrats care about is the poor, the elderly, minorities. what they care about are government sector
in the summer that year when the rising tide in the fight for civil rights swept across the nation. thousands of young people my age or heading to mississippi to try to break the back of segregation in the south. i was living in cambridge at the time. one day i simply got in my car. this was the 1916s. it was a little par. and i drove across town into the black community. i had never been in the black community before although i had grown up just outside of boston and i went to a minister, a wonderful man, some of you may recall his name. a revered figure in the black community and some close associate of dr. king and i asked him simply may i be of use? and he said yes, young man, you can. and he said i am glad you are here to talk to me in your own home town because you don't need to go to mississippi to find injustice in america. he said you can join the struggle here. come into schools and try to help our children. i walked into the headquarters of boston public school and said i am going to be a teacher. i had never heard of certification. i knew nothing about teaching. didn't teach anyth
, okay he has the polls. today is a big day for many latinos and many civil rights and labor activists. the fact he dedicates this national monument on a day like today and the fact yes, we can can came from the united workers is a big deal, and it's a message to the latino community. >> each family has their own individuali issues. each person has factors that determine how engaged they are in the campaign, whether they can get out to vote and who they will vote for. generically speaking here, if you had to explain why there's this enthusiasm gap, if these numbers are accurate, what is the problem? >> i think you can look at it from what the gop has not done. i was speaking to a political scientist today who said in some states like nevada and colorado, the anti-immigrant rhetoric hurt in a year that they could have had more latino votes. the economy is not doing that well. >> i get when you look at arizona, why someone would be concerned and perhaps not support a jan brewer, given her actions in front of the mike and behind in her office when she signs legislation. i'm talking about
in the civil rights movement. one of the most tremendous people i have met in my life. she taught me a life. she died. a lot of us who will miss her terribly, pass on to her daughter tracy and her granddaughter maya you had a wonderful mother and grandmother and couldn't ask for anybody better. sweet woman. i know she is in especially looking down on us now. i'll -- she is in heaven looking down on us. i'll miss her very much. >> kimberly: very sweet. >> eric: i want to let everyone know david axelrod, yes, he did text me and said -- guess what? it's fundraising. over the weekend, yesterday, drew brees broke unitas 52-year-old record. do we have it? hopefully. >> wide open. there it is. drew brees to henderson. >> eric: all right. so the most games in a row with a touchdown pass bay quarterback. 52 years. brady has 37 games in a row currently. he is on brees' heel. good guy, by the way. >> kimberly: right? nice guy. class act. >> bob: visions of 180-degrees and he can see that. is why he is good. he goes back to here. it's amazing. remarkable player. >> kimberly: jets and whole quarterback
and civil rights leader from 1971 to 1993. the rose garden is his final resting place what do you think cesar would have said about this today? >> don't stop. we haven't finished. keep going. work harder to accomplish more. >> reporter: the cause chavez fought for farm worker rights lives on. in eene, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> the president is at a fundraiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. tickets are $20,000 per person. we'll have more on the money and entertainment coming up at 6:30. >>> even though that election is still 29 days away, you can already vote. today california joined 12 other states in opening up the early voting. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman on how those who showed up to their county election offices were able to vote in person. mike. >> you can vote early but not often. >> reporter: on election night when the polls close they say with 0% in the -- they say with 0% of the vote in here's the latest numbers? one of those numbers is chris brown. >> i might not be able to vote at the time that i'm supposed to vote because i'm in the process of looking for a job. i migh
. >> we're not being responded to a crisis that is now even to the point of a civil rights crisis. >> reporter: the issues revolve around the more than 1,000 units located off university boulevard in languageley park inside the bedford station and newborn square parts. they were acquired and out of town investment bank. it is managed by the group with offices in the west and midwest. >> partially bordered businesses are only part of it. they say they've had reports of lead poisoning due to the paint inside the apartments. bed bugs and other infestations. they're saying the only way to get management to respond to them is to take them to court. sandra lopez said her floors have been stripped to the support beams for a year now. the work to replace the floors started, then stopped. you can see through the holes in the floor to the apartment beneath because it is missing a ceiling. >> and one of the other men that live here, he was standing there and he almost fell through because of the huge hole. so that's what is covering that up. >> reporter: then there are the complaints about t
interfaith and civil rights groups have reached out to metro. >> to ask the transit authority to respond in a positive way, not by censoring, but by working with the arab american and muslim community, promoting mutual understanding, perhaps through another ad campaign that would counter the hate message in this campaign. >> metro officials don't give away ad space anywhere, but if care or any other group wants to counter this message with one of their own and a space becomes available, they are free to do it. they have to pay for the ad. >> and where in my message does it say muslim? >> but cares hooper says it is certainly implied. >> if she wants to spew hatred, she is free to do so in america, but it's up to the rest of the society, the mainstream practitioners to come together to repudiate hatred and promote mutual understanding. >> those posters did not go public without a fight. metro wanted to hold off, but the ads had to go up now. it was concerned about public safety and adding fuel to the fires burning recently. so far, reaction here has been muted. brian. >> bob tonig
and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through and through. how did you get off the reservation? [ laughter ] >> well, tell us how you got off the reservation. it was a process, obviously. wasn't one thing. tell me a little bit about that process. >> i think like most voters, we are continually being educated. especially if you're paying attention to the dynamic issues we have today, you're examining yourself, because i believe voting today is a head and heart type of process. in 2008 i think most african- americans were really looking at the head, but also at the heart. >> because of the historic nature of the election and all of that. >> history is an emotional heart thing. this was a moment, and this was where my mom truly was. she said, this is the first time that i could ever, ever dream in my life voting for the first black president. i went to work in chicago, and i was also in the clinton administration. first of all, bill clinton, i worked for rodney slater as well, they say remember those who brung you. when hillary was running, i said this is an opport
stations. several civil rights organizations are planning counter ads. >>> a former cincinnati bengals cheerleader who admitted having sex with a 17-year-old will know go to jail. she taught at the school where the teen attended. she agreed to never apply for another teaching job. she walked out of the courtroom hand in hand with the teenager and is now working as a legal secretary. >>> some fully abled passengers are using wheelchairs as a ploy to bypass long lines at airport security check points. according to the 1986 air carrier access act, airlines are required to accommodate disabled travelers but they're not required to show any proof of disability. a "new york times" report quote the flight attendants who call them miracle flights. eight when passengers use the the wheelchairs but abandon them after they land. >>> the two men vying to be the next senator from virginia meet up in richmond. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. monika here with timesaver traffic. if you're planning to head around town, you'll find the wet road conditions right now. otherwise volumes are still li
. in the 20 years between 1940 and 1960 before any civil rights legislation than in the years following. most blacks lifted themselves out of policy but liberal politics and black leaders have claimed credit. what credit is there that affirmative action has worked? >> thomas is an impressive thinker and i have great respect for him. i'm not necessarily aattacking it. it's clear that the condition of black people nationally has improved greatly since the '60s, which is when affirmative action started. it's kind of an argument about whether it was because of anti-discrimination laws and just racial progress as opposed to affirmative action. we think that if you assume for the sake of argument that it was helping at first, helping to elevate people out of poverty, it has now become a machine spinning out of control. the preferences are very large, as rick said. we think it's leading people into -- it's really entrapping people to go to college that do not tell them you're not likely to do very well here. they just want to koubt their racial numbers and it's supposed to be temporary. it started i
of african-americans born in the pre-civil rights rural south, that's a problem since many were delivered at home by midwives and recordkeeping was weak. the midwife who delivered raymond listed his first name as ramon and got his last name completely wrong, but his voter registration card has his correct name. >> do you vote? >> yes, i do. >> has this ever been a problem? >> voting? no, it hasn't been. >> reporter: but it could be now. rutherford says he can't get a photo id until he corrects his birth certificate, which requires an attorney he cannot afford. it is really difficult to get any kind of specific numbers as to how many voters could be impacted by the new south carolina law. according to the election commission, it could be anywhere from a high of 202,000 to a low of 51,000. >> i started looking at the numbers. i said, he is black, she's black, she's black, he -- i thought, god, this isracial. >> supporters of the new law says race has nothing to do with it. it's simply meant to protect against voter fraud, and there is a provision to allow voters like rutherford to cast a pr
of their complaints. >> we're not being responded to a crisis that's now to the point of even a civil rights crisis. >> renters also say the security force is overly aggressive, even assaulting residents who didn't have their i.d. on them. management did not return news 4's phone calls, but a county spokesman says the management group has until october 20th to fix the violations. >>> today howard brooks, a former campaign aide to mayor gray, will be sentenced on krums charges. brooks admitted in may that he lied to the fbi about funneling money to fringe mayoral candidate suleiman brown. brown says he was paid by the gray campaign to bash then mayor adrian fenty. they expect brooks will be sentenced to probation and not jail time because he was providing substantial assistance to their investigation. brooks is one of three former aides to plead guilty to corruption charges. >>> kwame brown is under new strict rules until his sentencing next month. the u.s. district judge from 6:6 -- set a curfew from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. he failed to report by phone three times. the former d.c. council chairman
to the point af civil rights crisis. >> and the security force is overly aggressive, even assaulting residents who don't have their ids on them. management did not return news 4's phone calls, but a county spokesperson says the management group has until october 20th to fix some of those violations. >> coming up on 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. looks like we're in for a slight warmup and back down again and back up again. >> exactly. the roller coaster ride you normally get during the fall. a lot of us are just tired of being in this kind of dismal weather we've been in since sunday. it's been on the chilly side. of course, it felt like november. today we're going to move back to october. just for a day. 53 in virginia. 53 in warrenton. 56 in hunting town to our east and southeast. temperatures are ten-plus degrees above that. so kind of a mild start out there this morning. 46 to 55. damp conditions because there's a little bit of mist and a little bit of fog too. that's going to lift rather rapidly, i think, when we get to 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. this morning. we'll be improving
earlier this week a muslim civil rights group has launched a counterad campaign showing a quote from the koran that says, show forgiveness. speak for justice and avoid the ignorant. the council on islamic relations says the new ads send a positive message. the controversial pro israel ads compare muslim extremists to savages and are responsible for the initiative. >>> expect delays for track work this weekend. trains will single track along two sections of the red line between robener and twin brook and trains will also share the track between fort to theon and prince george's county plaza on the green line. everything should be back to normal by monday morning. >>> the time is 6:37. a maryland teen bullied and humiliated on camera is in the news this morning. >> next, what he did last night that got classmates and his community behind him. >>> an unforgettable moment for a virginia teen at his high school home coming game. how his story brought many tears. you're watching news 4 today. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way
. >>> a muslim civil rights group based in washington launched a new campaign today in response to anti-jihad ads that went up this week in several metro stations. those ads are sponsored by the american freedom defense initiative. it compares muslim extremists to savages. the council on american islamic relations said its counterad sends a positive message. >> this ad starts with this from the koran. show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid ignorant. we want to reintroduce civility and values to uplift the spirit of americans and to the mind of those who watch the campaign, to speak up. >> the 16-foot banners will go up next week in stations that feature the other ads and stay up for a month. >>> probably no surprise to commuters, the d.c. area has some of the worst traffic in the entire country. adam tuss got an update on some projects aimed to improve the beltway congestion. >> reporter: gas up and go. around here, it's the go that gets tough. >> i leave the house by 6:45. get on the toll road, get myself ready to spend about, what, $15 a day. it's at least 45 minutes. it's like constant
, the diversity of texas, which had affirmative flee been discriminating -- not against black people in the civil-rights era -- was made to end a black student, sort of in the brown versus board of education era. not directly relevant to the case, but it casts a shadow, and reminds us, in living memory, the that the state's affirmative it discriminated against a disadvantaged minority in the most pernicious way. the question is, how we move forward it enough away from those days for their not to be some effort at the mediation and an effort to make sure all aspects of society are represented in our student bodies. host: who are the players in this case? guest: fisher is supported by a small group from the project of fair representation, which has in many settings, including voting rights, taking conservative positions. on the university of texas aside is an avalanche of friend-of- the-court briefs. there are some on the other side, but for that way by a friend-of-the-court briefs, supported the diversity, for all aspects of society, including corporations and military leaders to take the view that it is
: the civil rights struggles of the last two years mean absolutely nothing to you. this letter is so funny. >> yet so intelligent. >> yeah i try to juxtapose this idea that this is a logic call and reasoned argument, and at the same time i'm throwing some funny words in it. then you can go oh yeah, that is the letter that had sparkle pony in it. >> stephanie: you are blowing up a lot of stereo types, including the dumb jock, aren't you. [ laughter ] >> i have always tried to be a bit of a [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: she i'll have to look that word up. your stance -- i can't pronounce him name >> imbidacio -- >> stephanie: there you go. are going to have real important consequences. >> yeah, and i think one of the things to remember is -- especially for minnesota even if we defeat the amendment here it still won't make gay marriage legal. and hopefully we can get that changed at a future point, but we're fighting for our children to be able to make have their own voice. >> stephanie: you say it so well in here. somebody canned you how do you want to start talking about.
at that time home. public safety measure or violation of civil rights. the measure is being challenged in simi valley. five registered second offenders and their families contends in a lawsuit the halloween restriction violates freedom of speech. so what do you think? >> i think it's a positive thing, really. i hate to see it have to happen. but that's the way people are today. >> hard call. i don't think it's necessary to put a sign. i do think it probably would be best not to have a light and a pumpkin open up come here. >> i think they should be banned from that. i think everybody should know exactly who they are and the kids shouldn't even be around them. that's what i think. >> i do feel that it's kind of a civil -- civil liberties issue. and, again, somebody basically what does halloween have to do with the crime that was committed? i don't really want my kid going and trick or treating at a pedophile's house, but that's what i look for as a parent i accompany my young child while they're trick or treating. >> stay with us. 11 fitness is coming up next. >>> they weren't quite ready for t
israel ads at metro stations as a muslim civil rights group is set to unveil a counterad. these new ads show a quote from the koran that says, show forgiveness, speak for justice, and avoid the ignorant. the council on american islamic relations says these new ads send a positive message. the controversial pro israel ads compare muslim extremists to savages and are sponsored by the american freedom defense initiative. >>> a heads up now for metro riders. expect some delays this weekend for track work. the red line is going to have two portions single tracking. they are going to be between grovener and twin brook and then between noma-gallaudet and fort totten. trains will also share the track between fort totten and prince george's plaza on the green line. everything should be back to normal by monday morning. >>> right now we want to take you live to los angeles. we head over to the west coast where the shuttle "endeavour" continues to slowly move as it travels to the california science center. late last night the process was delayed for a few hours as crews prepared for it to cross a
is right outside the door here, and you'll be staying for signing. >> i will. and as a civil servant of the government, i don't receive any royalties, so the price has been set very low, and i hope you all enjoy it. [laughter] >> let's talk a little bit about the idea that these machines have proceeded us to mars. is it still, ultimately, the target to put a human being there? >> for sure. and it's sometimes very surprising if you talk -- all of the scientists i spoke to really want to be there. they, they sense that they need to be there in order to do exploration the way it should be done. and part of it has to do with all those limitations that i talked about. they all want to go in different places. we'd accomplish a lot more with six people than six people standing on a skateboard together. and i think your point, though, about anticipating or preparing has become more and more real. i don't think we understood that so well before mer. that we could for reasonable cost put these rovers in different places around mars and figure out where would we want to go, where should we land
shared by both the civil rights and gay rights movements. this is about 30 minutes. [applause] >> thank you so much. good evening, washington. thank you for that warm welcome. my amazing mom is here from arkansas this evening. [applause] while i have my doubts, she has assured me that she is not just here to see a cirque du soleil performance. [laughter] it is a real honor to be introduced at my first national dinner by two families who have inspired me since the darkest days of proposition 8. chris and sandy, paul and jeff, thanks to your determination to tell your stories, today, we are all poised to witness history when the supreme court strikes down proposition 8 and restores marriage equality in the most populous state in america once and for all. [applause] it is such an exciting time to be part of this organization and this movement. we are making history, we are witnessing progress that many of us thought we might never see in our lifetimes. men and women in the military serving openly with honesty and dignity. 35 million, 35 million americans living in a state where they are fr
my party on particular issues. >> on that one? on the issue of civil rights? >> i will absolutely differ from my party. i am pro-choice candidate, i believe in equal rights for all. i would have voted to repeal don't ask, don't tell. i don't think we should have discrimination in the military, the workplace or anywhere. >> our next question is to mr. murphy. >> knowing that voters form their opinions based on political ads, how can you justify airing ads that in some cases have been determined by fact checkers to be misleading, confusing, and downright inaccurate? >> the ads that you see on tv for me right now are me in my kitchen talking to voters directly about the differences between me and linda mcmahon on critical issues. i support a middle-class tax cut. when the mcmahon includes a tax cut for the very wealthy. when history is standing up for the people in the state, whether it's taking homeless veterans of the street and giving them housing or fighting for the most vulnerable and the roof over their head because of a disability or mental illness. linda mcmahon has used her
thought many long, hard court battles throughout the civil rights era to make sure these groups would not have to disclose their donors to people. so melanie is right that it's odd we are requiring disclosure of little amounts given to candidates, but not large amounts not given to candidates. i am open to adjustments on those. there can be a lot of changes made in offense, but i think there is a fundamental difference there. there has not been a retreat for disclosure. we have never had before in our countries history, tracking people's political activity. he might jump in there. one of the thing that comes to mind is the game has changed, so has the ability to turn around disclosure itemization quickly. that's one of the things that's happening. >> iowa to talk about the irs. i like talking about boring subjects attempt to beat me down like a path that could never get out of. it is supposed to regulate social welfare nonprofits. social welfare nonprofits, 501-c4 groups come in the whole idea of dark money, their primary purpose is supposed to be social welfare, right? they're suppos
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